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cranberry orange oatmeal cookies

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies - These oatmeal cookies are thick and chewy, and soft in the middle!  Packed full of dried cranberries and plenty of orange zest, these cookies are a fall and holiday favorite!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 3 Dozen
Calories 100kcal
Author Nichole


  • 1 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Cups Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1 Tablespoon Grated Orange Peel
  • 1 1/2 Cups Dried Cranberries


  • In a large bowl using a hand mixer, or bowl of stand mixer cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until well combined. 
  • In a second large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and oats.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two batches while mixing on low speed. Beat just until combined.  Fold in the orange zest and dried cranberries.
  • Chill dough for at least 45 minutes, and up to 3 days.
  • After chilling, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare two large baking sheets with non-stick spray or parchment paper. Drop dough by Tablespoon fulls onto prepared pans, two inches apart.  Slightly flatten each ball of dough with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are slightly golden brown around the edges.


NOTE:  These cookies need to chill for at least 45 minutes.
NOTE:  These cookies have a very thick dough and not much "give" you will want to flatten the dough slightly with your palm before baking.
NOTE:  This dough can be kept chilled in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  If you chill the dough for more than 45 minutes, allow it to come to room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.


Calories: 100kcal